Maryland judge’s ruling bolsters public information transparency

March 15, 2019 | Fox Baltimore

Project Baltimore’s recent court victory over Baltimore City Public Schools has raised serious questions concerning the strength of Maryland’s Public Information Act.

The ruling came down this month. A Baltimore City Circuit Judge found City Schools “willfully and knowingly” violated the law when it refused to hand over the results of an internal grade changing investigation.

“It’s a victory for teachers, parents, taxpayers, but most of all, students. I hope that this is the first step towards some accountability over there on North Avenue,” says Scott Marder, of Thomas & Libowitz, the attorney who represented Fox45 in this lawsuit.

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